MMAC & PLP Update
October 2016 by Scott HarnThere are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
Oregon Senate passes Senate Bill 3
- Budd-Falen in line to become next director at BLM
- Ten national monuments slated for changes or reductions
- California adds another fee
Renewed interest in mining of gold, silver, copper and other metals in Aroostook County's Bald Mountain triggered 2012 legislation requiring the overhaul of the state's two-decade-old mining regulations.
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• Comment deadline extended for new California dredging regulations
- Bill to limit Antiquities Act
- PLF seeks relief from Endangered Species Act abuses
The legislators soon came to the realization that Mining Districts and our proposed bill can solve many of the problems they currently face in their home states.
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